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Cry of the Banshee (1970)

 -  Horror  -  22 July 1970 (USA)
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In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to ... See full summary »

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Essy Persson ...
Lady Patricia Whitman
Hilary Heath ...
Maureen Whitman (as Hilary Dwyer)
Carl Rigg ...
Harry Whitman
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Sean Whitman
Marshall Jones ...
Father Tom
Andrew McCulloch ...
Bully Boy
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Pamela Moiseiwitsch ...
Maid
Joyce Mandre ...
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Robert Hutton ...
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Guy Deghy ...
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Oona (as Elizabeth Bergner)
Patrick Mower ...
Roderick
Victoria Fairbrother ...
Margaret Donald (witch) (as Pamela Farbrother)
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Storyline

In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to destroy the lord's family. (The "banshee" of this tale bears no resemblance to the normal usage of the term!) Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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banshee | massacre | coven | witchcraft | curse | See more »

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Horror

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Rated R for violence and nudity | See all certifications »
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22 July 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De vloek van Satan  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Gordon Hessler in his interview on the DVD version of this movie, the whole film was shot "at the mansion of Gilbert and Sullivan" - that is, of Arthur Sullivan and William S. Gilbert. As they did not live together, he is probably referring to the country residence of W.S. Gilbert. See more »

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Quotes

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Not One of Price's Best
15 October 2000 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

This film has one of the most depraved, heartless, cold centers of any film I have seen in a long time. None of the characters are likable. I mean you will not care what happens to anyone. They are one dimensional characterizations that embody this repulsiveness aforementioned. Even Vincent Price...typically a wonderful villain who can make you like him despite his evil ways...is nothing more than an atypical English aristocrat who kills for no reason at all. The film bears a striking resemblance to The Witchfinder General, but this and that film, although in spirit have much in common, are very, very different films. The Witchfinder General was well-written, had excellent direction, and , at least, some depth of characterization. You can tell director Gordon Hessler feels the film lacks depth because of his repeated need to show totally unerotic nudity. No fewer than six breasts can be seen in the first fifteen minutes of the film. Each pair in a different scene. Each dealt with in a style that only the Marquis de Sade could possibly enjoy. I guess I am giving this film a negative review. I was filled with disappointment after seeing it, because I had liked The Witchfinder General a great deal and love Vincent Price in almost every vehicle he appears. Price has a couple moments in the film where he sparkles, but they are unfortunately few and far between. Cry of the Banshee is really much more of a test....a test to see how much of it you can sit through without getting up and turning it off.


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